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Episode 2

Penny Gore introduces Rossini's Overture to La cenerentola performed by BBC Philharmonic, and John Wilson conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra in film music.

Penny Gore presents a week of light music in its many guises, continuing the celebrations of the Light Fantastic Weekend.

Featuring performances from the BBC Orchestras and brass music from the Cory Band, you can hear a daily Rossini Overture plus a whole range of music, from the epic film scores of Korngold and Steiner, to the much-loved British works of Elgar, John Ireland and Eric Coates.

In today's programme - following today's Rossini Overture to La cenerentola with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, MGM-mad conductor John Wilson takes the BBC Symphony Orchestra to the pictures.

With sweeping cinematic scores from Korngold, Waxman, Steiner and Herrmann and music from some of the most famous movies of all time, including North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind.

Plus the first of this week's instalments of brass music from the Cory Band.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture from La Cenerentola

    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    King's Row

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Franz Waxman

    Prince Valiant

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • David Raksin

    'Suite' from The Bad and the beautiful

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Bronislau Kaper

    'Overture' from Mutiny on The Bounty

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Miklós Rózsa - 'Waltz' from Madame Bovary

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Cole Porter

    'Ballet sequence' from Silk stockings

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Harold Arlen

    'Suite' from The Wizard of Oz

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Glenn Miller, Arr. Dan Price

    Glenn Miller, Arr. Dan Price - In the Mood/A string of Peals

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

  • Alfred Newman

    Title music from Airport

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Alfred Newman

    'Overture' from Song of Bernadette

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Bernard Herrmann

    'Suite' from North by northwest

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Max Steiner

    'Suite' fromGone with the wind

    Conductor: John Wilson Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • Eric Coates

    The Dam Busters March

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Coates.

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC Recording at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Fantasy Op.114 for brass band

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC Recording at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.
  • Philip Wilby

    Paganini variations for brass band

    Conductor: Robert Childs Performer: Cory Band

    • BBC Recording at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 26th June 2011.

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